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The Tilt Sensor On Your Phone Can Hear You Type


The "accelerometer." This is nerd speak for a tilt sensor. The sensor is so advanced that should you leave your cell on your desk, it can readthe vibrations from your keyboard and detect what you’re typing with 80% accuracy. Should anyone hack your phone, they can essentially read anything you type including passwords, sensitive data, and emails. Yikes.



Security Tip: The researchers discovered that the most effective range is three inches from your keyboard, so perhaps keep your cell stashed in your bag.

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